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EDC Serial Number EDC0000134
Title Tidal Energy Site Environmental Conditions Measured During the ReDAPT Tidal Project 2011-2014
Data Location https://data.ukedc.rl.ac.uk/browse/edc/renewables/marine/redapt
EDC Stored Dataset
Description Data arising from multiple measurement campaigns comprising primarily velocimetry conducted at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Tidal Test Site during the ReDAPT Tidal Project.
DOI (none given)
Sector Commercial
Coverage Scotland
European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Tidal Test Site, Fall of Warness, Orkney Islands. UK
Start: 23/06/2011
End: 22/10/2014
Usage Rights for this Data Open access via registration account
access via a free-to-register account
You can register to use this dataset at EDC Dataset Use Registration
Data Type Time Series
Parameter Names
  • Timestamp(MATLAB days)(Timestamp)
  • Velocity Profile from Beam 1(m/s)(B1)
  • Velocity Profile from Beam 2(m/s)(B2)
  • Velocity Profile from Beam 3(m/s)(B3)
  • Velocity Profile from Beam 4(m/s) (B4)
  • Velocity Profile in instrument streamwise co-ordinates(m/s) (X)
  • Velocity Profile in instrument transverse coordinates(m/s)(Y)
  • Velocity Profile in instrument vertical co-ordinates(m/s)(Z)
  • Amplitude Return Profile from Beam 1(counts) (Amp1)
  • Amplitude Return Profile from Beam2(counts)(Amp2)
  • Amplitude Return Profile from Beam 3(counts)(Amp3)
  • Amplitude Return Profile from Beam4(counts) (Amp4)
  • Instrument Heading(degrees)(Heading)
  • Instrument Pitch(degrees)(Pitch)
  • Instrument Roll(degrees) (Roll)
  • Instrument Depth from Pressure Gauge(m)(pressure)
Depending on the utilised instrument the number of physical-sensors installed on each instrument (and related Velocity and Amplitude Return information) can vary between one, three and four resulting in one, three or four acoustic profiling beams
Units 14 x m/s counts degrees m
Number of Records 120000000
IEA Category Ocean Energy
Creator of the Data The Institute for Energy Systems, School of Engineering, The University of Edinburgh
Data made available by The IES, School of Engineering, The University of Edinburgh; Energy Technologies Institute (ETI)
Format Various
Language English
Project Tidal Energy Site Environmental Conditions Measured During the ReDAPT Tidal Project 2011-2014 Data arising from multiple measurement campaigns comprising primarily velocimetry conducted at the European Marine Energy Centre’s (EMEC) Tidal Test Site during the ReDAPT Tidal Project.
Related Datasets (none given)
Other Information Data arising from multiple measurement campaigns comprising primarily velocimetry conducted at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Tidal Test Site during the ReDAPT Tidal Project. These campaigns consisted of both stand-alone seabed mounted Acoustic Doppler Profiling and Tidal Energy Converter (TEC) mounted Acoustic Doppler Profiling. Multiple instrument configurations were used across multiple seasons between June 2011 and October 2014. The data was used for resource characterisation and the validation of multiple numerical modelling techniques used in the Tidal Industry. Data is provided in MATLAB v7.3 .mat files and has also been converted to NETCDF. There is a project www at http://www.eti.co.uk/programmes/marine/redapt. Further information is also available at http://redapt.eng.ed.ac.uk/index.php

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